RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-15 Thread Landon Blake
] On Behalf Of Miles Fidelman Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 5:23 PM To: OSGeo Discussions Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors? Michael P. Gerlek wrote: * in the US, sole proprietorship is the way to go for simple one-person, garage-based shops Having contracted as both

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-14 Thread Landon Blake
Of Michael P. Gerlek Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 4:27 PM To: 'OSGeo Discussions' Subject: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors? I received a surprising number (+20) of responses to this, many off-list. My unscientific summary is as follows: * some people responded privately, indicating

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-14 Thread Miles Fidelman
Michael P. Gerlek wrote: * in the US, sole proprietorship is the way to go for simple one-person, garage-based shops Having contracted as both a sole proprietorship and a corporation, I'd qualify that one. Sole proprietorship is easy, but. - you don't get quite as many tax benefits

RE: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-09-14 Thread Craig Miller
Subject: Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors? Michael P. Gerlek wrote: * in the US, sole proprietorship is the way to go for simple one-person, garage-based shops Having contracted as both a sole proprietorship and a corporation, I'd qualify that one. Sole proprietorship is easy

Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] RE: Insurance for contractors?

2009-08-31 Thread Tyler Mitchell (OSGeo)
I've been on all three sides of this issue in Canada as well. 1 - Hiring requirements due to a funding source required insurance prior to letting a contract - so the one man shop we had previously hired had to get insurance to remain working with us (prior to OSGeo, I might add). 2 - I've